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Jul 29, 2012 11:30am EDT
>>> welcome to this weekend in defense news. few u.s. air force chiefs of staff have experienced the more challenging tenure than our next guest, general norton schwartz thrust into office in 2008 after then defense secretary robert gates dismissed the service's top civilian and military leaders over a range of concerns, including the stewardship of the air force's nuclear officer. he was the first pilot to become the air force chief. he has strif ton reinstill d.o.d.'s confidence in the air force, firing and disciplining leadsers when their performance failed to meet expectations. he improved battlefield surveillance and close air support and helped craft the pivot to asia and a closer strategic partnership with the navy. even as he prepares to retire after 34 years in uniform, cofnts versey continues to cling to the surface. they have failed to confirm his relief. now joining us for his fourth time on this program and his last as the chief of staff of the world's most capable air force, general norton schwartz. welcome to the program. >> good morning. good to be with you. >> le
Jul 22, 2012 11:30am EDT
>>> welcome to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. as u.s. and european defense spending contracts, a top bae systems executive tells us about where his company is going to find growth on global export markets. plus, how one military service organization is changing how it supports military members and veterans. >>> but first, the looming threat of sequestration and whether the pentagon will be forced to cut another $500 billion if congress fails to strike a daily by january 2. defense secretary leon panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general marty dempsey say cuts would be devastating to capabilities. industry executives warn unless congress resolves the crisis they will be forced to lay off thousands, starting a chain reaction that could cost up to 2 million american jobs. panetta was so concerned that just a few weeks ago he summoned some of the nation's top defense executives to washington to discuss the problem. dennis muilenburg, the ceo of boeing's space business was mog those who spoke with panetta. we recently caught up with him at the
Jul 15, 2012 11:30am EDT
shire where the commercial aerospace and defense industry meets every two years. joining us is peter luff. britain's ministers of defense for support and technology. mr. luff, thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> coming into office the government was very clear that whenever possible, britain was going to buy defense equipment that was off the shelf that was going to have minimal development entanglements and costs associated with it. the r and d budget was a flat level and there were those in british industry who criticized that approach. against developing new -- new programs if new technologies. as undermining british interests over the long-term. the prime minister has made this announcement. what does that mean and does this mark a shift fundamentally in the government's strategy? >> for example putting a floor in the s&p budget is already a positive thing to do. years of decline has ended. we're putting basic commercial disciplines in the defense market, that's fine to me as well too. it's worked very well for example in terms of land vehicles operational for afghanista
Jul 8, 2012 11:30am EDT
and fisheries and other sorts of vessels. analysts say they're intentionally intended to circumvent u.s. treaty obligations specifically this things that we would really regard as aggression by warships. will the united states consider aggression by these types of ships as the same as it would from a warship? when it comes to the allies? >> on your first point it's very clear that you have a proliferation of agencies coastal ministries and the like that are building naval and -- >> fleets. >> well, you know, coastal patrol vessels for a host of issues. fishing and the like. and they are active in areas approximate to china's -- proximate to china's coast. look our goal again is these principled engagements on maritime issues. maintenance and peace and stability. using legal practices. we apply those not -- vis-a-vis one aspect of government and not towards another. like we are very consistent across the board. >> right. >> and the tensions are raised, we wouldn't say oh it's just because it's another agency. >> right. >> so to peek. so i think -- speak. so i think we have a very consistent appr
Jul 1, 2012 11:30am EDT
particular time during the course of the year, we'll have 50 u.s. and laboratories in new york, japan, israel, and they will have their own representatives in u.s. laboratories. very successful programs. and they have used this program since the inception back in the 90s, as a way to train their very best engineers and scientists, those that will be going forward. and they have opportunities to advance. we also do the information exchange agreement with many of our allies, so we have the scientists and engineers who have been working on the similar project with what they will do is collaborate together by exchanging the information. now, usually what it means is that they both benefit because they are sharing information for them in a barrier they are both interested in. in the u.s. taxpayer's unit by having access. >> but on major programs, do you think that it will be unfair in terms of what the success records are all about? or is it better than anyone else felt or wanted to admit to it? >> two of the programs would be the joint strike fighter and the nato ally surveillance programs. those
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